Fallen Firefighters Memorialn 10/4/2015, the members of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company gathered in remembrance of the 87 firefighters (84 from 2014 and 3 added to 2013) who gave their lives in 2014. The ceremony coincided with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial service in Emmitsburg, MD. Aetna members rang the station bell once for each of the 87 firefighters who lost their lives, a tradition that dates back to 1981.Newark Post ArticlePhotos Courtesy of The Newark Post (Josh Shannon)
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:46 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Mayor Sierer RidealongOn Friday 10/2/2015, Newark Mayor Polly Sierer joined the members of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company to learn more about our operations. She participated in a ridealong with the crew of Ambulance A-7 joining them on several emergency responses and even responded with the duty engine crew for an alarm. Mayor Sierer enjoyed dinner with the crew at the station and stayed for several hours learning about how our dedicated volunteers and staff members serve our community. The officers and and members of Aetna wish to thank Mayor Sierer for her time and we hope to see her again in the future!
Posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:27 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Local Family Thanks First Responders"On Sunday, the Ruckle family held a party at the Aetna Fire Hall to thank those who supported Emily over the last year, including officers from the Newark Police Department, New Castle County paramedics Cpl. Paul G. Bazzoli and Cpl. Brian J. Warrick, Aetna firefighters Zack Lemon, David Carey and Brian Corbett, Aetna EMTs Matt Paul and Kelsey Patnaube and doctors from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."Newark Post Article
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 5:01 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Table Top ExerciseOn 8/25/2015, several Aetna officers participated in a table-top exercise hosted by the University of Delaware. Agencies from the University of Delaware, City of Newark, County, State, and federal levels all participated. The drill simulated the response to a train derailment in Newark using the timeline from the recent Philadelphia derailment. Deputy Chief Andrew Cavanaugh served as the overall Incident Commander. Drills such as this help to better prepare our leadership and members for any potential incidents that may occur in our district! UDaily Article Pictured L-R: Safety Officer Ed Klima, PIO John Farrell, Dep. Chief John Guzzo, Captain Jeff Sands, Dep. Chief Andrew Cavanaugh, NCCEMS Captain Mark Logemann, Asst. Chief Patricia Fox, and NCCEMS Lt ...
Posted Sep 9, 2015, 6:30 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Technical Rescue AssistSunday
morning shortly after 0200, Aetna was dispatched with the NCC High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Team (HACSR) team
to assist the Mill Creek Fire Company with a subject down an embankment. Crews from Ladder 9, Rescue 8,
and Ladder 12 assisted MCFC with patient packaging and setting up a rope
system to remove the patient from the 20 foot drop into the creek.
Crews operated for approximately one hour. Photos courtesy of Chief AJ Schall and DCFC.
Posted Aug 16, 2015, 8:48 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7